Dealing with US Customs can be a daunting task with ever changing regulations that can easily bring a critical shipment to grinding halt. Fortunately, IMAL has a team of experts to help on all US customs needs. Our sister company WWL CHB proactively completes entry clearance with US Customs and can assist with proper classification of products.
Cargo requiring additional government agency clearance poses no challenge to our brokerage team. IMAL acts as your liaison between the FDA, CBP and USDA to clearly advise the next steps to take when bringing food and animal products into the US.
Whether you’re working with a new importer or seasoned international retailer, making sure you are customs compliant is our goal and that starts with AMS and ISF. IMAL works to ensure ISF and AMS deadlines are met in a timely manner to avoid penalties or delays at cargo arrival in North America.
Canada-bound cargo is no stranger to us either. Our customs system allows us to file ACI for shipments routed through Canadian ports for destinations both inland US or Canada. Likewise, our team is experienced on handling T.E. requirements for cargo transiting the US to Canada as well as other cross border services.
How many times have your critical shipments arrived to the US on time but gotten delayed when it came time for delivery? We know the importance of working with only trucking partners that can deliver on their promises to deliver cargo. IMAL works with a network of drayage and domestic carriers that can meet the critical delivery deadlines and arrive right on time for appointments. Our selectiveness with trucking partners is results driven and hand-picked from only the most reliable carriers.
IMAL can find the delivery service that best meets the needs of your shipment. When a shipment requires special equipment, like flatbeds or lowboys, IMAL has a selection of local and national carriers to choose from allowing us to offer the best service at a competitive price. Our staff is fluent in the US Highway weight requirements so overweight ocean containers get the proper permits and equipment to move them to their final destination.
Airport and CFS pick-ups can be frustrating and costly when handled without the care the IMAL team takes with every move. We review the documents and make sure our carrier has the information needed to retrieve cargo quickly to avoid slowdowns that could delay other loads. Hotshot services for extra time-sensitive cargo or liftgates for receivers without a dock, IMAL does it all no matter where your cargo needs to be.
There are hundreds of ways your products can be shipped, but there is only one right way to do it: with IMAL. Our team takes the time to put the transportation pieces together in the most efficient way possible to ensure cargo is sent through the best possible conveyance. Our key partnerships with transportation providers allow us to offer competitive airfreight and ocean freight giving better options to route your cargo.
No matter if door-to-door or port-to-port service, we will do the heavy lifting to find the service that meets transit time needs, freetime requirements and price-points that your cargo needs.
The IMAL team provides personalized service to every transportation plan offering our knowledge to map out how the cargo should be routed and what we can do to get it there. IMAL prides itself in being attune to shipper and consignee needs so that we can easily adjust delivery and transportation plans upon request or in case of unforeseeable delays.